Saba Eskandarian: 2017 Security Workshop


Monday, April 10, 2017
Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Making Certificate Transparency Private"



Certificate transparency (CT) is an elegant mechanism designed to detect when a certificate authority (CA) has issued a certificate incorrectly. Many CAs now support CT and it is being actively deployed in browsers. However, a number of privacy-related challenges remain. In this talk, we present practical solutions to two issues. First, we develop a mechanism that enables web browsers to audit a CT log without violating user privacy. Second, we extend CT to support non-public subdomains.


Saba Eskandarian is a first-year PhD student in computer science at Stanford. His research focuses on security and cryptography.